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Vietnam War Documentary Preview Screening September 13 at Hendrix College

CONWAY, Ark. (September 8, 2017) – Hendrix College, in conjunction with the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN), on Wednesday, September 13 will host a preview screening of “The Vietnam War,” the latest project of documentary filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.

The event will take place from 6 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. in the Mills A lecture hall of the Mills Center for Social Sciences. Following the 63-minute preview screening, Dr. Deb Skok, Hendrix College associate professor of 20th century U.S. history; Dr. Jay Barth, M.E. and Ima Graves Peace distinguished professor of politics at Hendrix College; John Coffin, chair of the Arkansas Coalition for Peace; and Dr. Josh Glick, Hendrix College assistant professor of English and film studies will participate in a panel discussion reflecting on the documentary and the war itself. Dr. Mike Sprunger, Hendrix College associate professor of East Asian history, will moderate.

The screening and discussion are free and open to the public.

About the documentary

Ten years in the making, “The Vietnam War” series brings the war and the chaotic epoch it encompassed viscerally to life. It includes rarely seen, digitally remastered archival footage, photographs taken by some of the most celebrated photojournalists of the 20th century, historic television broadcasts, evocative home movies, and audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon Administrations. The full 10-part, 18-hour documentary series will premiere on AETN Sunday, September 17, at 7 p.m. The first five episodes will air September 17 through Thursday, September 21, and the final five episodes will air Sunday, September 24, through Thursday, September 28, at 7 p.m. each night.

About Hendrix College

A private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix College consistently earns recognition as one of the country’s leading liberal arts institutions, and is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Its academic quality and rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a fixture in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876, Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To learn more, visit